Military Service Recognition

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota seeks to recognize Military Service members and their families for the significant contributions they have made on behalf of our community and nation. Military members and their immediate family members receive a 10% discount on daily admission rates.

Blue Star Museum Initiative — 2020 Season Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers behind the Blue Star Initiative (National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense) have decided it is in the best interest to cancel the 2020 Blue Star Museums season. Traditionally held between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Blue Star Museums has provided free admission to participating museums for active duty military personnel and their families. The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has been a proud participant in the past and looks forward to joining this initiative again in the future. For more information regarding the cancellation, please click the link below.

Military Appreciation Days

These special events take place at the Museum twice a year to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Military Service members (past and present) and their families and includes free Museum admission. In 2020, Military Appreciation Days will take place November 11-14.

Many thanks to Morson-Ario-Strand VFW Post 950 and Eagles Aerie 269 Mankato for providing funding to help support Military Appreciation initiatives at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in 2020.